USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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How to connect a PCMCIA card to a laptop with only USB ports?

I have several older PCMCIA cards I use on my desktop for data acquisition (Vector Informatik, in the automotive industry). For some tests in a climate chamber we normally use laptops, but the more ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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Replace front USB ports in a 2003 Alienware case

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of “udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0”

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux command udevadm info /dev/ttyACM0? I am attempting get the USB information about a TTY device (/dev/tty.whatever) in a script. UPDATE: I'm looking for ...
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How to detect if a USB port is 3.0 or 2.0?

I have a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external HDD. It has USB 3.0. It flashes blue if you connect it to a USB 3.0 port. If it is a 2.0 port, the light becomes white. Yesterday, I plugged it in and the light ...
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How to install Windows 7 to an USB HDD from Linux? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a CD to a HDD connected via USB. Windows complaints about not being able to install itself to USB-connected drives. All guides I found involve downloading a set of ...
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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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HP LaserJet showing up as CD drive

So I am hooking up an HP LaserJet P1102w to a local computer via USB. I have not installed driver/software yet, but interestingly, the printer shows up as a cd\dvd drive. Granted, a DL of the ...
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Why is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 no longer recognized?

Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4. My DAW (Ableton Live 9.1) says that no audio devices are detected and even ...
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How can I make two partitions on usb drive on windows 8 both accessible? [duplicate]

I wanted to have 2 partitions so that I can use my 8gb HP v165w pen drive to have some files on first partition and autorun of a keylogger on another partition so that when I try to give a game to my ...
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Error when trying to use WinToUSB to install Windows 7 Ultimate onto a pendrive

I wanted to install Windows on an USB drive so that I can use it on different computers. I heard about WinToUSB and gave it a try. At about seventy percent (with three retries) I get an error "Copy ...
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Understanding the wide variation in reported performance of a hard disk drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure as shown HD Tune

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure, and I installed an old HDD from my desktop into it. Naturally I’d like to see how it will perform, so I have HD Tune running a benchmark. However the graph ...
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USB 3.0 HDD is working in High-Speed mode instead of SuperSpeed

I've got Asus R500V with one USB 3.0 port. I've installed a proper driver from Acer site. I've got WD My Passport [USB 3.0 version] and I connected it to the 3.0 port. Treeview says it's working in ...
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Is it worth to buy an external USB SSD drive for my laptop to increase performance?

I'm a programmer, and I use Eclipse for Java development. Recently I've installed an internal (SATA) SSD drive on my home machine, transferred Eclipse installation and project to it and noticed a ...
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External HDD connecting via USB disconnects wireless LAN connection

Strange problem. I have this MEDION Akoya PC that has a dedicated bay to slide an external HDD sold separately. It's very handy indeed cause the slot is providing a fast USB 3 connection and power ...
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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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Boot Camp: Windows 8

I recently installed windows 8 on my mac with Boot Camp. The Bootable USB is working fine. I am a noob when it comes to this stuff, but can I remove the booted USB? I am currently in windows, and I ...
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How can I get the mount path of a USB device on OSX?

I have a backup script that backs up some data to a USB device. The problem I have is that OSX sometimes changes the expected mount path. For example if some file is locked under the expected mount ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot from USB

I have emachines e732g, SSD with windows 7 64 and HDD, on which I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I try to create liveusb with help Universal-USB-Installer and unetbootin-windows-608. But my BIOS does ...
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Copy Files over unstable connection

I need to copy a large number of files to a hard disk drive over USB, but the connection to the drive will randomly fail, causing the drive to appear as though it is unplugged and immediately plugged ...
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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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RemoteFX USB Redirection on Windows 8.1 RDP Host

According to this page (see table in RemoteFX features on remote computers section) it is impossible to redirect a USB device to remote machine running under Windows 8.1 Pro. Enterprise is the only ...
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Logitech K120 keyboard detected but driver not found in Windows 7

I have a Logitech K120 keyboard which is detected in device manager. But the driver is not found. When I try to update the driver, it says windows could not find driver software for your device. ...
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Recovering files from dying hard drive with USB [on hold]

So, I've got a dying hard drive. I'm trying to get files off of it (for school) before it takes a dump. My problem (unconfirmed problem): Whenever I try to enter the Removable Disk (USB) My computer ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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Bluetooth “Remove Failed” (Windows 8)

My Windows 8 machine does not recognize a device which is connected via BlueTooth across a USB port. Apps are reporting the presence of COM1 and COM2, no others. I disconnected and reconnected my USB ...
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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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Can't boot from bootable Win 7 usb

I have a problem with installing new Windows 7 (and format disk) on ASUS K50ij. Since I haven't CD/DVD ROM, I've decided to do it using booting USB. The problem is, that computer starts as usual after ...
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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USB 1.0 device not working on USB 3.0

I have a legacy device that works fine on USB 1.0 or USB 2.0 ports. However it does not work properly on a USB 3.0 port. I've tried it on a PC with both USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 port (it works fine ...
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Plugging Windows 8.1 tablet into Windows 8.1 Laptop dangerous?

I have a windows 8.1 tablet (Asus Vivotab note 8), and I would like to transfer files from my laptop to the tablet. I know that it is dangerous to use double male-ended USB cables to connect two ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive not working on USB 2.0 port

I've recently bought a USB 3.0 flash drive and wanted to try it out. I connected it to a 2.0 port and it didn't work. The light on it starts blinking for about 1 second and stops. I also get a message ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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Any way to connect USB powered keyboard to PS/2 port on a PC?

I have an Apple keyboard and I want to connect it to my PC at work. They have the USB ports disabled. I tried using a USB to PS/2 adapter but that didn't work. CapsLock light wasn't even lighting up, ...
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Can a wireless keyboard mouse work with a laptop's Wi-Fi rather than inserting its own USB stick?

Is there a way I can use a wireless keyboard and mouse without inserting its USB stick into the USB port? By just using the Wi-Fi available on the laptop.
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Computer doesn't boot when a wireless keyboard/mouse is connected through a USB hub

I'm using a wireless keyboard and mouse (MS 6000). When the wireless receiver was connected directly to the computer case everything worked fine (I had to enable some USB related setting in the BIOS ...
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Do USB keyboards have hardware auto-repeat? (like PS/2 keyboards)

Or is auto-repeat done in software on the computer that the keyboard is connected to?
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Windows box occasionally repeating key “a” endlessly

I am using a USB Microsoft keyboard on my Windows box, running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. Occasionally, key A is typed endlessly although keyboard is not touched (or other key is touched). I have tried ...
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Windows 8.1 will not connect to Canon scanner over USB

I've got a Canon MF4370dn that Windows 8 will occasionally refuse to connect to. More specifically, it detects that the printer/scanner is connected but when I load up Windows' scanning software it ...
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Can't access USB drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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rotate mouse & pen by 90 or 270 degrees

if i connect my digital pen to my windows 8 tablet with a micro usb adapter, the mouse orientation is rotated by 90 degrees in landscape mode, portrait orientation is fine the digital pen is ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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I want to make a persistent Pre Windows XP USB

So, like most of us, I have many games and useful programs that run pre XP, you know when boot strapping was the best thing and windows was a shell and not an OS. Anywho, I have Win 9x as an idea, ...
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How can I know how many more write/erase cycles my USB drive can handle? [on hold]

I want to know how many more times I can write/erase to my USB drive. I don't mean from a brand new drive, but from right now after its been used for some time. Is this even possible?
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Can't make bootable USB to install Windows 7

I cannot for the life of me successfully create a bootable USB drive with the windows 7 installation files on it. I've done it many times before, and never failed so often. Everytime I boot, it just ...
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Laptop (Windows 8.1) corrupts several usb keys

Since a few days ago, my brother's laptop (Win8.1) cannot recognize any usb drive (but works ok with peripherals such as his mouse and keyboard). The problem is that usb keys plugged onto his laptop ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...